Director (Global Economic Affairs & Strategic Policy Files)

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25 Sep 2019

Job purpose

We wish to recruit a Director of Global Economic Affairs and Strategic Files. The Person will work very close with the Director General and develop and lead a small team working on Global Economic Affairs.

This includes multilateral and bilateral negotiations (including free trade agreements and economic integration agreements), market access barriers, customs issues (classification and duty suspension of electronic products as well as rules of origins). The person will be responsible for maintaining and developing our relationships with international and global bodies and associations. Further the person will be running key strategic files and relations together with the Director General.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Shape the future strategy of International Relations with the DG;
  • Run strategic international files with the DG;
  • Monitor global economic and trade developments; collect and analyse intelligence and press information to anticipate policy developments and to propose adequate of strategies;
  • Actively shape the advocacy positions and strategies and coordinate members positions and the external advocacy activities and communications;
  • Represent DIGITALEUROPE position meetings internally and externally (WTO, OECD, ITU, WIPO, UNCTAD, European Commission, European Parliament, Council, other associations, NGOs);
  • Organise day to day operational support of DIGITALEUROPE member groups and including setting up meetings, conference calls and drafting meeting minutes;
  • Prepare reports, articles and newsletter, as well as external briefing documents;
  • International travel will be required, and the person will be supporting and traveling with the DG when DIGITALEUROPE is being represented in international fora;
  • Lead and organise the work of the International Relations team of DIGITALEUROPE.

Required competencies and skills

  • Master level university education in law, international relations or political science is an advantage;
  • Specific knowledge of competition law, international law and tax systems, WTO, international trade agreement and customs is an asset;
  • Strong Network in the EU and international institutions, and knowledge of EU decision-making procedures, current affairs and a demonstrable understanding of EU legislative developments;
  • Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills;
  • Native English speaker or equivalent, with a good knowledge of at least one other European language;
  • Very organised with an acute attention to detail;
  •  Previous management experience is an advantage;
  • A minimum of 8 years’ relevant work experience is required.

Recruitment process

Interested candidates should forward their CV and a cover letter to by 15 October 2019.

Due to the volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews, expected to occur in the second half of October.


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